Tainted Love: How Stigmatization of a Political Party in News Media Reduces its Electoral Support

New publication by Joost van Spanje and Rachid Azrout, in International Journal of Public Opinion Research. Find the article here. Abstract:

In contemporary democracies, a political party typically needs good press to attract voters. A glum scenario for a party would be that news media systematically stigmatize it. To what extent does stigmatization lower its electoral support?